Candid Love

"Frausun examines these questions with complete control, allowing them to breathe, and then collide, creating a profound uncertainty."
Film The Madman

“Stunning, painful, maddening, and to my mind one of the best representations of gay men I’ve seen. I’m still processing it to be honest, but this is something everyone should see.” Scott Colbert, The Supernaughts Podcast


Award-winning film director Kurtz Frausun, captures a gay couple's relationship struggles and the death of a parent, set in the backdrop of their apartment during a snow storm, in the new documentary, Candid Love.

Jon and Daniel have been working on building a life together after both have experienced recent difficulties. But the news of Daniel's father having an aneurism sends the already strained relationship into a panic-mode when he must disappear to Wisconsin to be by his dad's side. Sadly, by the time he arrives, it's too late. His father has fallen into a coma and the family decides to end treatment.

Jon remains in Dallas, trying to keep the home going and being a rock for Daniel to rely upon. But with Daniel's history of alcoholism and depression, the strain becomes even greater, causing them to question their motives, the meaning of family, and the future of their relationship.

  • Kurtz Frausun
    Peacock, Words of the Damned
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    glbt, lgbt, gay
  • Runtime:
    58 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 16, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Kurtz Frausun

Performance artist Kurtz Frausun creates his Dark Ambient/Gothic/Industrial music and composes experimental videos that utilize religious, historical, horror themes and social issues both on stage and online. He draws inspiration from bands such as Dead Can Dance, Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Death in June and film directors Leni Riefenstahl, Fritz Lang, David Lynch, as well as the literary works of Rumi, Nietzsche, and William S. Burroughs. Unconventional tones are utilized, including screams from a mad house, Latin invocations, classical strings, and ambient chants, with hard beats and noise assault.

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